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    Sale 2252

    Icons of Glamour and Style: The Constantiner Collection

    16 - 17 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 6

    HELMUT NEWTON (1920-2004)

    Brigit Nielsen at the Hermitage Hotel, Monte Carlo, 1987

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    HELMUT NEWTON (1920-2004)
    Brigit Nielsen at the Hermitage Hotel, Monte Carlo, 1987
    gelatin silver print
    signed, titled, dated, numbered '2/10' in pencil and copyright credit stamp (on the verso)
    19¼ x 18¾in. (49 x 47.5cm.)


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    Provenance

    Hamiltons Gallery, London;
    acquired 2000.


    Pre-Lot Text

    I have always avoided photographing in the studio. A woman does not spend her life sitting or standing in front of a seamless white paper background. Although it makes my life more complicated, I prefer to take my camera out onto the street, in to public and private places often inaccessible to anyone but the rich. And places that are out of bounds for photographers have always had a special attraction for me. Helmut Newton


    Literature

    Newton and Springs, Us and Them, Scalo, 1999, p. 147.